[texworks] dvi -> dvips -> ps2pdf

sigmundv at gmail.com sigmundv at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 22:08:56 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 20:14, Charlie Sharpsteen <chuck at sharpsteen.net>wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 9:17 AM, sigmundv at gmail.com <sigmundv at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would just like to point out that one doesn't have to understand neither
>> dvi nor ps to run the commands "latex" and "dvips".
> Well, you do have to be careful here---not understanding dvi and ps leads
> many newcomers to questions like "Why doesn't my PNG file show up in the
> final PDF!?!?! HELP!!!".

You have a point there. On the other hand, any newcomer to LaTeX would
(definitely should!) have heard the magic sentences "the ONLY image format
that can be used with LaTeX is eps" and "IF you want to use other image
formats such as jpeg or png you must compile the document using PDFLaTeX".
These simple rules can easily be followed without understanding either ps or

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